This is the page where you can come and take some time
cup of tea
and to sit at your computer to read articles, and find modest clothing and to look at safe
links & websites. We've gathered many links and
articles that we've found helpful and seek to continually add good resources.
Thank you for coming by today.
Don't go around kissing frogs!
Save all your kisses and let the very first kiss
you give be given at the alter of your wedding
to your husband for life.
and relationship issues
---pamela and kathryn
written from Jinja, Uganda
Dedicating the Flower of Your Youth
A Hope Chest (this is another one of our pages)
A way to perfect skills, develop personal taste and preferences,
and to gather
needed items for a future home is to build or
and then begin filling a
"Hope Chest" of your own.
You can read about the inspiring life of the author of the book,
The Hope Chest: A Legacy of Love, about hope chests and traditions,
and gather ideas and
for sewing for your Hope Chest ~
Soon many products and patterns will be added to this site.
The Hope Chest Legacy
The Hope Chest: A Legacy of Love
by Rebekah Wilson
Reebekah also has many other thoughts to share and suggestions for skills you
will want to develop. One such skill is beautiful penmanship. You can read
all about pens, & dipping ink, about
Penmanship course and
you can order the materials from Keepers of the Faith
Maidens of Virtue:
A Study of Feminine
Loveliness for Mothers and Daughters
Read a Sample Chapter from this new
Girls of Faith
Here's another wonderful site to help you learn more about the traditions
of Hope Chests; necessary skills for homemaking and creating traditions.
Girls of Faith --- hopechest books
Kentucky Hills Cedar
This site has many beautiful chests of many sizes and styles for you to choose.
You'll also see other items they offer.
Have questions about your future? Wonder about schooling,
proper dress & behavior,
courtship and homemaking?
Here are a few ideas for you to add to your resources.
A "new to me" site
that will encourage and inspire you and
encourage you in the faith
His Chosen Bride... rewritten... planners, courtship story, encouragement and more.
NEW! Loving Your Husband Before You Get Married
Brand new website for young ladies~
Nurturing young ladies toward
Visionary Daughters.com is the website of
Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin, authors of the book
So Much More:
The Remarkable Influence of Visionary Daughters
on the Kingdom of God.
Titus 2 Ministry
Encouragement for today's old fashioned girl
I Don't Date
Before The Kiss|
a website all about the why's and how's of Courtship
and much, much more
A Beautiful Way
book & music suggestions ~ tea party ideas
A site dedicated to building up and encouraging daughters
to mature and live in obedience to the Word
Message Board ~ Cook book, Magazine & Book Suggestions
A wonderful page on Annie's Homepage
Young Lovely Christian Ladies
A helpful site that will keep you busy for hours!!
The Covenant Wedding
is now known as
I'm happy to recommend this site as
it's in keeping with our views
what we see as biblically based
courtship & marriage for the
children in our family.
Wedding Source can be your source
everything you need for your
it is an invaluable resource
Hope Chest, Courtship, and
Wedding ideas. Just click on
the banner above to visit their site
You can now purchase books from this
things you will need for youth and
later for home and family needs.
These are merely suggestions to help you discover or
better understand God's plan
for your life.
In addition to websites and articles you might
copy & save,
there are good magazines...
to encourage you in your walk.
An Encouraging Word
and magazine resources
HopeChest magazine Nurturing Young Ladies Toward Biblical Womanhood
Monroe, VA 24574
Making It Home
(this magazine is no
longer being published,
but you can glean from
Encouragement for Mothers and Families
The website and magazine for inspiration
for motherhood, home and family.
Above Rubies PO Box 681687
Franklin TN 37068-1687
Titus 2 Ministry
Encourages young, Christian girls,
who are seeking to live a Godly lifestyle,
set apart for the Lord's service
P.O. Box 55
Crowned with Silver
Godly homemaking wisdom from bygone eras.
This magazine is geared for older ladies, but daughters
who are seeking biblical womanhood will enjoy it, too.
PO Box 403
My name is Pride. I
am a cheater.
I cheat you of your God-given
destiny... because you demand your
I cheat you of contentment...
because you "deserve better than
I cheat you of knowledge...
because you already know it all.
I cheat you of healing... because
you're too full of me to forgive.
I cheat you of holiness... because
you refuse to admit when you're
I cheat you of vision... because
you'd rather look in the mirror than
out a window.
I cheat you of genuine friendship...
because nobody's going to know the
I cheat you of love...because real
romance demands sacrifice.
I cheat you of greatness in
heaven... because you refuse to wash
another's feet on earth.
I cheat you of God's glory...
because I convince you to seek your
My name is Pride. I am a cheater.
You like me because you think I'm
always looking out for you. Untrue.
God has so much for you, I admit.
But don't worry...
If you stick with me, you'll never
-from Beth Moore's Praying God's
What a Godly Man Should
would use these words to describe this wonderful man of
Noble, chivalrous, courageous, fun, true, wise, loyal,
passionate, protector, gentle, humble, strong,
self-sacrificial, adventurous, patient, loving, kind,
serving, intelligent, polite, family centered, lover of
truth, steeped in the Word of God, prayerful and
These are not the kind of guys that you always notice
first in a crowd. But they are the ones that you admire
most once you do notice them. They are the ones who go
to the person sitting on the side of the church looking
left out, and shake hands with a smile. They are the
ones that you will find at home instead of in youth
group. You will see them sitting with their folks rather
than passing notes in the back of church with their
friends. You will find them helping in the kitchen or
taking out the trash, walking the ladies to their cars
and carrying diaper bags even if they don't belong to
You'll find them with other guys, in deep discussions
about theology, worldview philosophies, politics, and
books rather than just talking about the latest football
games, computer games and girls. Yet, they can converse
on these topics too when needed :- ) . These are the
guys who walk on the outside of the sidewalk to protect
the lady whom they might be with, and are always
watching for ways to take care of her as a sister. When
looking for a mate, they want the one who is at home (or
wants to be) and "hangs out" with her mom and siblings
more than her buddies.
love a good time, but it usually entails sword fighting,
ultimate Frisbee, board games, hiking, touch football,
night tag, water balloon fights and G rated movies
rather than sports teams, dancing at the bar or movies
with violence and sex-who cares if they are in their
20's! A big night on the town includes taking the
siblings to the grocery store, the library or out for
miniature golf. They are passionate about the things of
God and they do not bend on their convictions, no matter
what others may say or do. They don't care that some
might see them as "goody-goody" or strange for not
dating or for spending so much time with their
family-they are proud of it!
might see them on the road at 6:30am rushing to get to a
7:00am catechism class, even though no one is making him
go. You will find them in family worship, singing or
playing the piano, teaching God's word to his family or
sitting at his fathers feet. They write marvelous heart
felt letters of encouragement when needed and yet might
not say too much by way of personal stuff to many. They
keep confidences. You might easily see him with a crowd
of little ones about him as he helps to teach them
something or play with them. He will watch an old movie
and play cards with his siblings or parents ,even when
he would rather be playing "Stronghold Crusader" on his
would give up his very life for his savior, his ideals
and his family. He makes ice cream floats of all
kinds-even strange concoctions- and gives his mom tea in
bed. He bakes birthday cakes for his friends with his
sister's recipes. He learns follow a recipe and make
things in the crock-pot because he wants to be able to
at least take care of his wife when the baby comes. You
are likely to find him under a car, on top of a roof,
mowing a lawn, mending the fence, writing a book,
working the night shift to help the family-anywhere that
will require hard work, initiative and drive-but not for
his own sake.
are so admired and dearly loved by their families
because they are an indispensable source of joy and
encouragement, strength of character and servitude. They
are never truly independent, because they have come to
that wonderful place in the Christian life where they
realize, that they must be dependent on God alone in His
sovereignty, and the people that He has placed in his
Therefore, he is a true man's man. A giant. One to look
up to. A hero. A leader among his peers. Strong, steady,
dependable and one that you could place your life and
the lives of your children into his capable and loving
hands-with no regrets or fears."
Kathy Gruben 2006
A Letter from a
I would love to share with you how
wonderful being a grandmother of a young lady is, and
the joys that you can share with your grandmother if she
is near. Yesterday, I had the privilege of wrapping up
my 12 year old first grandchild, Sarah in one of my
aprons and baking bread and making cup cakes with her.
She was eager to learn about baking and we laughed and
talked as we measured, blended, kneaded and rolled dough
and made cakes. Sarah had never even thought that you
could make bread at home, so it was an adventure and a
challenge for her to do this. Oh, how delighted she was
when the yeast made the bread rise, and when the bread
at last was ready to eat, she was excited like a little
girl- which she still is really. She is my woman-girl
grandchild who shared her hopes and dreams with me as we
washed the dishes and cleaned the kitchen.
We talked about many things to do with baking and
cooking, housecleaning and food hygiene and
presentation. But most of all we shared about the future
ministry of being a wife and mother. Quietly I answered
her questions as she opened up her heart to
me-.questions on dating, purity, marriage, birth and
breast-feeding and beginning the journey of womanhood
and the importance of keeping her thoughts guarded as
she starts secondary college and beyond. Sarah and I
glowed as we relished the close relationship that a
grandmother can have with her grand-daughter and I would
encourage you to seek out your grandmother for wisdom in
all things...she has a wealth of life experience that
she would love to share with you. Grandmother will never
replace Mother, but she will find a special place in
your heart and memories that only a Grandmother can if
you seek her out. Not only will you be blessed, but
Grandmother will be blessed that she can impart her
knowledge and love to you as she imparted it to child,
your Mother , before you. Our wise God has told us older
women to teach the younger women (our daughters, and our
grand-daughters, and yourselves) His ways... and His
ways are good. May you and your Grandmother
be blessed in your fellowship together.
Blessings from a grandmother of 10 (so
Glenys Robyn Hicks
[Glenys is my friend... I
have a special section here on our website that
features her work I call it:
Spending Time With Glenys]
On the Bookshelf
Daughters of Destiny by Noelle Wheeler -
(now: Noelle Goforth)
His Chosen Bride by Jennifer Lamp
God's Eyes -
of a Beautiful
Woman- Anne Ortlund
I kissed Dating
(back to top)
~ Courtship ~ Betrothal ~ Courtship ~ Betrothal ~ Courtship ~ Betrothal ~ Courtship
Virtuous Weddings are:
To provide a
wedding planning site that glorifies God in every
couples and families plan God-honoring wedding
information and resources related to weddings that
meet the needs of individuals and families who seek
to live Christ-centered, virtuous lives in obedience
to the word of God. "
I've just received
a letter about this site and am very encouraged.
This is a new site that is being developed and will be
of great encouragement to you as there are few solid
resources for believers who seek to not follow the
trends of the world. ---ps
Plain Path Publishers
Conservative KJV Homeschool, Church, &
Christian School Materials Since 1985
Courtship and then...
A Beautiful Wedding!
A Wedding time Poem
A humble cottage 'neath the hill,
Where children laugh and romp at will –
With parents' tender love and care,
How could their lives be else than fair?
Oh, let them all be glad to-day,
For swift the years will pass away,
And when they're women grown, and men,
'Twill never be the same again.
The wedding bells may sweetly ring,
And glory be on everything;
But when one leaves the dear home nest,
'Tis lonelier for all the rest.
And if they one by one shall leave,
How can the parents help but grieve?
All come and go, and love – but then,
'Tis never quite the same again.
Ah, well! Perhaps 'tis better so,
That deeper meanings we may know.
There is no loss, no grief, no pain,
That may not bring its own sweet gain;
And in that blessed land above,
There'll be again one home, one love,
Then one in heart, and one in name,
At last 'twill ever be the same.
-Mrs. Frank A. Breck
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